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Why Arsenal and Man United fans have to be the best of friends until the season ends
By Robert Abong'o | Updated Mar 16, 2018 at 11:39 EAT
Bellerin, De Gea and Lacazette in a past match

Arsenal will have to befriend Man United if they want to qualify for the Champions League next season

They beat AC Milan 5-1 on aggregate to advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League

Arsenal and Manchester United fans will have to embrace each other till the end of the season.

This is following Man United’s elimination from the Champions League, subsequently, Arsenal’s qualification into the last eight of the Europa League.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will have to learn a thing or two from Man United boss Jose Mourinho if he wants to secure a spot in next season’s Champions League.

Mourinho won the secondary competition in his first season as Man United manager, securing a spot in the Champions League despite finishing sixth on the log.

Similarly, Arsenal are currently sixth in the Premier League and could miss out on the top four spots, meaning the only way they could feature in next season’s competition is if they win the Europa League.

According to Sky Sports pundit Alyson Rudd, Arsenal fans will latch on to hope that they can qualify for the Champions League even if they are not having the best of seasons, same way Man United did last season.

As quoted on Daily Star, Rudd said,” We are still in a European competition and it must matter because Jose Mourinho told us last season that it does matter after all. It does give you a great day out and the guarantee of Champions League football if you win it.“

Arsenal beat AC Milan 3-1 (5-1 on aggregate) on Thursday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Europa League.

Arsene Wenger is surely eyeing the Europa League now that he has a clear chance of winning it, with Spanish giants Atletico Madrid the only ‘big’ obstacle left among the top eight.

If he wins it, let’s see how many ‘Wenger Out’ banners there’ll be. 

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